Honkai Star Rail Himeko Build (May 2023) - Best light cones, relics, and abilities

With the right Honkai Star Rail Himeko build, you'll be pulling out stellar counterattacks and serious area damage. Himeko is a powerful AOE damage dealer in Honkai Star Rail and she can put in a lot of work with the right setup. With optimal light cones and relics, you can breeze through any set of enemies the game throws at you.

Himeko is very energy-hungry. You'll need to have enough energy restoration in your build to ensure you can spam her ultimate, which is her primary damage source. As she doesn't need multiple five-star units to make her work, Himeko is a great pull for free-to-play accounts.

How to get Himeko in Honkai Star Rail

Once she departs your team at the end of the prologue, you'll have a hard time adding Himeko back into your squad. This five-star unit is available in the Character Event Warp you can reroll for, the Departure Warp, and the standard Stellar Warp. Getting her out of the rest of the character pool won't be easy.

The best Honkai Star Rail Himeko build

Before we delve deeper into Himeko’s build, consider checking out our Honkai Star Rail Asta build. Asta is one of the best supports for Himeko and you should build her too. If you are looking for the best light cones for Himeko, check out our light cones guide as well.

Best light cone for Himeko

If you are looking for the perfect light cone for Himeko, look no further than the Night on the Milky Way. It is her best-in-slot light cone and synergizes flawlessly with her kit. If you do not have access to the five-star light cone, Sagacity and The Seriousness of Breakfast are also great options.

Night on the Milky Way: For every enemy on the field, increases the wearer's ATK by 8%, up to 5 times. When an enemy is inflicted with Weakness Break, the wearer's DMG increases by 24% for 1 turn.

Sagacity: When the wearer uses Ultimate, it increases ATK by 24% for 2 turns.

The Seriousness of Breakfast: Increases the wearer’s DMG by 12%. For every defeated enemy, the wearer’s ATK increases by 4%, stacking up to 4 times.

Best relics for Himeko

There are plenty of great relic options for Himeko. The Firesmith of Lava Forging is the go-to relic set for any Fire DPS and is the best option for her. But getting access to the relic set takes a while and if you don’t have access to five-star relics due to low Trailblaze level you can go for lower rarity relics from the Sprightly Vonwacq set or Musketeer of Wild Wheat set instead.

Firesmith of Lava-Forging

  • 2-Piece Bonus: Increases Fire DMG by 10%.
  • 4-Piece Bonus: Increases the wearer's Skill DMG by 12%. After unleashing Ultimate, it increases the wearer's Fire DMG by 12% for the next attack.

Sprightly Vonwacq

  • 2-Piece Bonus: Increases the wearer's Energy Regeneration Rate by 5%. When the wearer's SPD reaches 145 or higher, the wearer's action is Advanced Forward by 50% immediately upon entering battle.

Musketeer of Wild Wheat

  • 2-Piece Bonus: ATK increases by 10%.
  • 4-Piece Bonus: The wearer's SPD increases by 6% and Basic ATK DMG increases by 10%.

You want to focus on crit rate, crit damage, attack, and speed to boost Himeko’s damage. She also needs a small amount of energy restoration to ensure she gets her Ultimate up as frequently as possible.

Himeko in Honkai Star Rail.
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What are Himeko’s abilities?

Himeko’s primary damage sources are her skill and ultimate. You want to save your skill points to use Himeko’s Molten Detonation as frequently as possible when you are going up against multiple enemies. Her traces are also very potent and you should try to unlock them as quickly as possible.

Basic Attack
Deals Fire DMG equal to 50% of Himeko's ATK to a single enemy.
Deals Fire DMG equal to 100% of Himeko's ATK to a single enemy and Fire DMG equal to 40% of Himeko's ATK to any adjacent enemies.
Deals Fire DMG equal to 138% of Himeko's ATK to all enemies. Additionally, Himeko regenerates 5 Energy for each enemy defeated.
When an enemy is inflicted with Weakness Break, Himeko gains 1 point of Charge (max 3 points). If Himeko is fully Charged when ally performs an attack, Himeko immediately performs 1 follow-up attack and deals Fire DMG equal to 70% of her ATK to all enemies, consuming all Charge points. At the start of the battle, Himeko gains 1 point of Charge.
After using Technique, creates a dimension that lasts for 15 second(s). After entering battle with enemies in the dimension, there is a 100% base chance to increase Fire DMG taken by enemies by 10% for 2 turn(s). Only 1 dimension created by allies can exist at the same time.
Trace 1
After using an attack, there is a 50% base chance to inflict Burn on enemies for 2 turn(s). When afflicted with Burn, enemies take Fire DoT equal to 30% of Himeko's Basic ATK at the start of each turn.
Trace 2
Skill deals 20% more DMG to enemies currently afflicted with Burn.
Trace 3
When the current HP percentage is 80% or higher, CRIT Rate increases by 15%.

What are Himeko’s Eidolons?

Eidolon Level
Level 1
After "Victory Rush" is triggered, Himeko's SPD increases by 20% for 2 turn(s).
Level 2
Deals 15% more DMG to enemies whose HP percentage is 50% or less.
Level 3
Skill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10.
Level 4
When Himeko's Skill inflicts Weakness Break on an enemy, she gains 1 extra point(s) of Charge.
Level 5
Ultimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Talent Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
Level 6
Ultimate deals DMG 2 extra times, each of which deals Fire DMG equal to 40% of the original DMG to a random enemy.

We recommend against going for Eidolons for five-star characters unless you already have a diverse roster for all roles and elements. Himeko’s Eidolons are not as game-changing as some of the other five stars in the game with the exception of her sixth Eidolon which adds a massive amount of damage.

That is all you need to know about Himeko’s build and we hope you enjoy using her as much as we do. Did you know that an alternate-universe version of Himeko who is just as badass also makes an appearance in Honkai Impact? If you want to try the game out, we have some Honkai Impact codes that you can use to kickstart your journey.

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